Sheldon Little, Marquis Member of Fulton Lodge 216, has passed away. He continued a legacy of excellent degree work in Fulton Lodge 216 and mentored those behind him so that it might be carried beyond him.
For his next Fellowcraft Degree, Randy Hazan, Director of Work-Fulton Lodge 216, will honor Sheldon by performing The Staircase Lecture in exact imitation of how Sheldon would have done. Randy would know as he was among many who were mentored and groomed by Sheldon.
Among Sheldon's favorite accomplishments was an encrypted lodge tactical manual which displayed in consise format the appropriate movements in Freemasonic Ritual Floor Work. It is not clear why this was never adopted. Perhaps it deserves another look.
The funeral will be Sunday, April 12th at 12:30PM. Crestlawn Funeral Home, 2000 Marietta Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30318.
Sheldon's Freemasonic Accomplishments:
Entered Apprentice Degree on March 20, 1968
Fellowcraft Degree on April 17, 1968
Master Masons Degree on May 1, 1968
Worshipful Master in 1975.
Director of Work
Masonic Education and Leadership Development Committee of Grand Lodge
He Received his 25 year Lodge Award on September 22, 1993
Perpetual Member of Fulton Lodge.
Grand Representative to the Grand Lodge of France near the Grand Lodge of Georgia.
Grand Lodge Webmaster
Fifth District Secretary
Received Grand Masters Cup 1975
Distinguished Service Award
Recording Secretary for Grand Lodge
Sheldon's Scottish Rite Accomplishments:
Commander KCCH Court
Commander Scottish Rite Guard
Past President of Cobb County Scottish Rite Association
Executive Committee Treasurer
Scottish Rite Staff Treasurer
33rd Degree Inspector General Honorary
Past Venerable Master
DeMolay Honors and Involvement:
The Honorary Legion Of Honor in 1995
Member, George Washington’s Chapter for Honorary Senior DeMolays in GA
Life member of the DeMolay International Alumni Association
Helped to develop a membership database for Georgia DeMolay
Judge, GA DeMolay’s Tournament of Champions Ritual Competition
Commander in the East for the Legion of Honor Preceptory
Family-Placed Notice from the Atlanta Journal and Constitution:
Sheldon Little, age 75, of Atlanta, died April 7. 2009. He had been a member of since 1968 of Fulton Lodge No. 216, F. & A.M. where he held many positions including Past Master and Secretary of the Fifth Masonic District. A 33rd Degree Mason, he received the Distinguished Service Medal from the Grand Lodge of Georgia. He was the first webmaster for Grand Lodge of Georgia. Mr. Little was a graduate of Georgia Tech where he received a degree in Electrical Engineering and was a Tau Epsilon Phi brother. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of Congregation Shearith Israel. He was very proud of the charitable work he did for Scottish Rite Children's Hospital. Mr. Little retired as a National Equipment Sales Manager for Zep Manufacturing. Survivors include his loving wife of 9 years, Sydell Little; children: Alissa Little, Denver, CO; Stephanie Little, Atlanta; Jodi and Bob Gnapp, Denver, CO; Owen and Nicole Schoolsky, San Diego; Sandye and Tom Horne, Sevierville, TN; Ilene Schoolsky, Atlanta; brother, Mel and Peggy Little, Brandon, MS; sister, Eileen and Arnold Perlman, Suwanee, GA; grandchildren: Emmerie, Luke and Madison Schoolsky and Chandler and Thomas Horne, Jr. Sign online guestbook at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Preservation Trust of Scottish Rite at Scottish Rite, PO Box 77387, Atlanta, GA 30357 or Congregation Shearith Israel, 1180 University Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. Graveside services will be held Sunday, April 12, 2009 at 12:30 pm at Crestlawn Cemetery with Rabbi Hillel Norry officiating. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770)451-4999
Gate City II is an Atlanta Masonic Lodge. We are Free and Accepted Masons working under the jurisdiction of The Grand Lodge of Georgia. Our regular meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays January – May, September – November, the 2nd Tuesday in June, August and December and the 4th Tuesday in July. We meet at the Atlanta Masonic Center (formerly The Atlanta Masonic Temple) 1690 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309